emergency response

emergency response

Maimuna, 31, fled the village of Muntina, Nigeria, when Boko Haram destroyed everything eleven months ago. She now lives in Maiduguri, with her children. Photo: Pablo Tosco / Oxfam

Millions of people are facing starvation across East Africa, Yemen and north-east Nigeria. Oxfam is on the ground in each of these regions, providing food, clean water and sanitation to families who are in desperate need of assistance. We urgently need to scale up our response to save more lives. You can help.

Children try to warm themselves in the sun outside their tent at an informal settlement for Syrian refugees in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley.

Joint NGO Briefing: Brussels Syria Conference

In this briefing, Oxfam joins with a variety of agencies to call on all members of the international community to insist on the full implementation of relevant UN Security Council resolutions on Syria that relate to respect for IHL and IHRL.

Rasha*, 7 ans, tient l’une des couvertures données par Oxfam à 400 familles lors d’une distribution de colis pour l'hiver à West Owsija, en Irak. Photo: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

Left out in the cold: supporting refugees through a harsh winter

As winter unfolds, migrants and refugees across Europe and the Middle East are encountering freezing temperatures. Many are surviving in tents or makeshift shelters with little infrastructure to support them. In Greece, Serbia, Jordan and Iraq, we are distributing essential items to help people brave this harsh winter.

Oxfam warns of hunger in Haiti 3 months after Hurricane Matthew

Hundreds of thousands of Haitians who survived Hurricane Matthew, which ripped through the country three months ago, will go hungry if governments, donors and aid agencies do not step up efforts to help them. Oxfam is calling for aid promises, and the full funding of the UN appeal, to be met.

Mujahed, 11 years old, lives with his family and hundreds of other displaced families in Huth camp, in Amran governorate.

Yemen is on the brink of famine after nearly two years of devastating conflict. So far thousands of people have been killed and over 3 million forced to flee their homes. More than half of the country is without enough to eat. We are delivering emergency aid but we urgently need your help to do more.

Karen Ramirez (center) meets with members of a national emergency coordination body in a community affected by a storm surge in El Salvador, in 2015.

Transforming the system of humanitarian response

Across the globe, armed conflicts are triggering crisis after crisis, and climate-related emergencies are on the rise. Oxfam is helping build a movement to shift power and resources into the hands of local humanitarian leaders.

Hassana, 25, from Nigeria, holds her 11-month-old daughter Fanta outside the small makeshift shelter in which they live in north eastern Niger.

West Africa: the plights of a forgotten crisis

Ongoing conflict with Boko Haram, across West Africa’s Lake Chad Basin region, has forced more than 2.6 million people to flee terrifying violence in Nigeria, Niger and Chad. Having left everything behind, their homes ruined and their lives completely disrupted, they live in extreme vulnerability. You can help.

Tens of thousands of people have lost their homes and livelihoods and need urgent support.

Our teams are distributing clean water, fixing water supplies and providing emergency food in Haiti, after Hurricane Matthew swept through the Caribbean on October 4th. Tens of thousands of people have lost their homes and livelihoods and need urgent support. Your donation will help us reach them.

Fatima, 47 and her daughter Maisa, 19, are Syrians from Pakistan.

Returning is not an option: refugees’ hopes for the future

Following the EU-Turkey agreement, 53,000 people have been left stranded in Greece, in camps where poor living conditions and lack of adequate food, medical care, and information have heightened anxiety, depression, and uncertainty. They need your help.

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